GlassWire

Network security and monitoring with built-in firewall

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GlassWire Overview

What is GlassWire?

GlassWire is a network monitoring and security platform that provides businesses with tools including real time network monitoring, a built-in firewall, internet security features, alerts, bandwidth usage monitoring, server monitoring, and more. It offers an Android app to allow users to monitor networks on-the-go using any internet-enabled Android device.

With the visual network monitoring tools within GlassWire, businesses can view past and present network activity and deep dive into which applications use the most bandwidth. All data is presented in easy-to-digest visual reports and graphs in order to help users better understand how the network is being used. Network usage can be tracked by a specific time, day, week, or month using the timeline view.

Businesses can use GlassWire to track which applications are communicating with the network, how much bandwidth is being used, which apps are sharing data, who is using a specific network or WiFi connection, and more. Alerts can be triggered to let users know when network changes occur or when threats are detected.

GlassWire Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$39.00/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Glasswire is available on a subscription basis starting at $39 per year for the basic version. Other pricing options are as follows:

Basic: $39/year for 1 PC, 6 month history, and 3 remote connections.
Pro: $69/year for 3 PCs, 1 year history, and 10 remote connections.
Elite: $99/year for 10 PCs, unlimited history, and unlimited remote connections.


GlassWire Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Russian, Spanish

Media

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GlassWire Reviews

GlassWire Reviews

Overall rating
4.7
/
5
Excellent
39

Very good
11

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4.4
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.5
98% recommended this app
Saqlain M.

Awesome piece of Software

SUPER AWESOME BRO


Verified Reviewer

GlassWire for Internet User

Overall it is very useful user friendly software.I still use this software and this is a one of my favorite software in my software collection.Every time I formatted my computer this is a one software which I use to install first.It safe guarding my computer and give me the full detail of my internet usage.It help me to save my internet data bundle which offer my internet package.


Walter P.

Utterly annoying

Bought it. Paid for it. Expected it to work properly. Liked the advertised features. HOWEVER, absolutely HATE the constant interruptions, pop-ups, computer slow-downs, and overall experience. Will be cancelling it momentarily (or whenever I get around to doing it). Software should be neither seen, nor heard from, if it is to be effective. Wives are for interruptions!!!!


Malcolm H.

Do not go online without it

Rural and data usage spiked glasswire helped me isolate why


Muzammil S.

Best Network Monitor

The Overall Experience is awesome and glasswire is the application that i kept in my auto start-up when my computer starts. I am using this application on all of my 3 devices which are computer, laptop & on my android smartphone. Even I have suggested this application to my many friends and they are using the same.


Saqlain M.
Industry: Facilities Services
Company size: Self Employed

Awesome piece of Software

Used Daily for Free Trial
Reviewed on 2/8/2019
Review Source: Capterra

SUPER AWESOME BRO

Pros

I love this software. I am very found of good software, useful software, which now a days are very scarce. I can not thank developers enough for making a software which shows what application uses the internet and uploads/downloads to what address. This kind of detailed information hub reviles the vulnerability which I didn't know was there before. It also enabled me with the power to block the traffic. Simply "It Is AWESOME"

Cons

I don't know of any cons yet, I have used just the trial. But it will be very bad if they record our browsing history and logins. Which they say they don't but real truth will come forward in time.

Response from GlassWire

Hello Saqlain, thanks for your review!

You wrote "it will be bad if they record our browsing history and logins". We agree!

That's why your data never leaves your device. We couldn't record it even if we wanted since we never have any access to it. https://www.glasswire.com/privacy/

You can confirm this by finding your data usage database on your own PC. https://www.glasswire.com/userguide/#Moving_Database

We are not a cloud service that keeps your data on our servers.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Photography
Company size: 2-10 Employees

GlassWire for Internet User

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 23/5/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall it is very useful user friendly software.I still use this software and this is a one of my favorite software in my software collection.Every time I formatted my computer this is a one software which I use to install first.It safe guarding my computer and give me the full detail of my internet usage.It help me to save my internet data bundle which offer my internet package.

Pros

GlassWire is a very useful firewall software which I found by accidentally.It was very good useful software more than I thought.It is very simple to use because it simply shows the internet using applications on my computer and I can block those from accessing my internet by just one click.It has very simple user interface so without any knowledge any one can easily operate this software. If any new application start to accessing the internet it immediately shows up a massage and I can quickly blacklist or block that application.So from that I can easily find out any malware or virus applications which can not find out by my virus guard.And also it shows me my data usage of application to application.From that I could able to disable unwanted applications which use internet and save data of my internet connection.By disabling those unwanted data using applications by GlassWire I was able to speed up my internet connection than previous.GlassWire is not a heavy application which not use lot of ram and processing power.So that Its not slow down my day to day works and serve me very well.I recommend this software to any one who has unwanted data using problems of applications.

Cons

This is very good software with well designed user interface.It was done every job which I was tell to do.But it did not able to stop down the windows auto update.That is the main issue I faced on using this software.When I use it first time it was not a payable software.Now it need to buy the software after the trial period.Lot of antivirus software supply the same usage of this application so I think buying those kind of antivirus software is much economical than buy this software.Those are the main drawbacks I saw in this software rather than it is very good software which must be in your software collection.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Walter P.
Industry: International Trade & Development
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Utterly annoying

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 19/8/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Bought it. Paid for it. Expected it to work properly. Liked the advertised features. HOWEVER, absolutely HATE the constant interruptions, pop-ups, computer slow-downs, and overall experience. Will be cancelling it momentarily (or whenever I get around to doing it). Software should be neither seen, nor heard from, if it is to be effective. Wives are for interruptions!!!!

Pros

I appreciate what GlassWire is "trying" to do, but this is not what it actually does. It does give "additional" information about the status of my computer and its workings, as well as its internet connectivity, but it does so at a very annoying expense.

Cons

I HATE, yes - absolutely hate the constant interruptions, pop-ups, non-interesting information and idiotic colors that are EXTREMELY annoying. I now remember why I had GlassWire before and why I eventually cancelled it. Software should be neither seen, heard, nor annoying in order to be effective. I HATE the products, and really don't care what it does. If it's doing its job, it should do it quietly, unobtrusively, and without interrupting my work (or pleasure). We already have too many interruptions in life.

Response from GlassWire

GlassWire's alerts are all optional and can be displayed any way you prefer, or not at all.

Just go to the top left GlassWire menu and choose "settings" then "security".

For the colors you don't like, we literally have 15 different color options from black and white, to dark themes, to more colorful. Just go to the top left menu and choose "themes".

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Malcolm H.
Industry: Government Relations
Company size: Self Employed

Do not go online without it

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 20/10/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Rural and data usage spiked glasswire helped me isolate why

Pros

Ease of use when a problem can up. Good to be able to expand to see what exactlyis going on

Cons

Nothing I can think of ai this time. It all works for me.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Muzammil S.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Best Network Monitor

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 21/8/2020
Review Source: Capterra

The Overall Experience is awesome and glasswire is the application that i kept in my auto start-up when my computer starts. I am using this application on all of my 3 devices which are computer, laptop & on my android smartphone. Even I have suggested this application to my many friends and they are using the same.

Pros

1. Security : It protects your computer from all malicious attacks & it gives you the ability to approve or deny a network connection running on your computer.

2. Convenience : we can check the network without even opening the whole application. It notifies all the changes made to the network.

3. GUI : The Graphical User Interface Is Awesome. The Graphical Speed Chart of Internet Speed gives all Current and past network speed.

4. Built-In Firewall : Already Said the Glasswire firewall Helps us to protect from malicious attacks and gives the ability to approve or deny network connections.

Cons

There are no cons in the application according to me. My Only Suggestion to glasswire team is that the premium prices of basic & pro should be decreased 5-10$.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9.2/10
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GlassWire Pricing

GlassWire Pricing

Starting from
US$39.00/year
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Glasswire is available on a subscription basis starting at $39 per year for the basic version. Other pricing options are as follows:

Basic: $39/year for 1 PC, 6 month history, and 3 remote connections.
Pro: $69/year for 3 PCs, 1 year history, and 10 remote connections.
Elite: $99/year for 10 PCs, unlimited history, and unlimited remote connections.

Glasswire is available on a subscription basis starting at $39 per year for the basic version. Other pricing options are as follows:

Basic: $39/year for 1 PC, 6 month history, and 3 remote connections.
Pro: $69/year for 3 PCs, 1 year history, and 10 remote connections.
Elite: $99/year for 10 PCs, unlimited history, and unlimited remote connections.

Value for Money
4.4/5
Based on 51 user ratings
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GlassWire Features

GlassWire Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Authentication
Compliance Management
Monitoring
Password Management
Policy Management
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Risk Alerts
Secure Data Storage
Security Auditing
Single Sign On
Third Party Integration
Two-Factor Authentication
Vulnerability Scanning
Features
4.4/5
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Additional information for GlassWire

Additional information for GlassWire

Key features of GlassWire

  • Access Control
  • Anti Virus
  • Application Security
  • Best Practices Repository
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Web Threat Management
  • Web Traffic Reporting

GlassWire FAQs

GlassWire FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for GlassWire.

Q. What type of pricing plans does GlassWire offer?

GlassWire offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$39.00/year

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Glasswire is available on a subscription basis starting at $39 per year for the basic version. Other pricing options are as follows: Basic: $39/year for 1 PC, 6 month history, and 3 remote connections. Pro: $69/year for 3 PCs, 1 year history, and 10 remote connections. Elite: $99/year for 10 PCs, unlimited history, and unlimited remote connections.

Q. What are the main features of GlassWire?

GlassWire offers the following features:

  • Access Control
  • Anti Virus
  • Application Security
  • Best Practices Repository
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Web Threat Management
  • Web Traffic Reporting

Q. Who are the typical users of GlassWire?

GlassWire has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does GlassWire support?

GlassWire supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Russian, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does GlassWire offer?

GlassWire has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does GlassWire support mobile devices?

GlassWire supports the following devices:

Android

Q. What other apps does GlassWire integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations GlassWire has

Q. What level of support does GlassWire offer?

GlassWire offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base